Linda Z

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Artist Bio

When asked how long I’ve been doing art I guess I would have to say I began mixing colors with my crayons. I have always been drawing, coloring, and painting on things. Including painting the side of our house with different clay colors from the park near by. I mixed in cups with water and painted my first mural! Yea, I got in trouble for that. I also remember the influence of a “Drawing for Girls” book my father gave me after a NASA business trip. I studied the book and started drawing and painting on board and paper. My creativity blossomed in Dr. Gaskin’s Art class at Largo Sr. High, Maryland USA where I was allowed to paint on the walls. I then went on to study two years of fine arts and two years of visual communications at the Corcoran School of Art in Washington DC. I have enjoyed the rewards of the graphic design field with my illustrations and my photography published over the years for others but did not get serious about publishing my work for myself until recently. I have always been drawn to the water such as Ocean City Maryland, the Chesapeake Bay and now living on the Indian River. I now consider my self a Florida Artist and have joined the Historic Cocoa Village Association and the Central Brevard Art Association. In looking to create a studio I found enough space for a small gallery and studio in Cocoa Village which is becoming a bit of an art district. My website represents my work to this point in time. I would like to thank those who have helped me along the way as I would not be here with out them, my family including my Husband Dave, my friends, other artists and all the wonderful teachers I have had the pleasure to get to know and receive instruction from.

For me, my art is about the subject matter, mainly nature and its elegance. I use different mediums to visually describe the beauty I see all around me. The ocean, rivers and shells grace us with their wonder and symmetry. Flowers smile. Garden’s bear beautifully colored fruit. Sunrises and Sunsets mark the beginning of a new day and the end of a good one, with all the colors of the rainbow. Animals in many shapes and sizes co-exist with us on land, in the sea and in the air. I feel blessed to be able to express myself, display and share my artistry for others to enjoy. Fan of my art? Visit me on redbubble.com/people/lindazartist

Awards:
1978 Corcoran Gallery Bozarts Ball 2nd place for costume design depicting Georgia O’Keeffe’s “Summer Days”
1987 Organization Of America States Logo 1st place logo design for the Quintessential Commemoration of the Discovery of the Americas called “Encounter of Two Worlds”
2015 Cocoa Village Fine Art & Craft Fair received 2nd place for “Night Sky II” 2-D painting. For more details visit my Facebook page. Linked to this site or search for Seaside Garden Studio & Gallery.

Currently exhibiting my works and work in progress at Seaside Garden Studio & Gallery 315 Brevard Avenue, Cocoa Village, FL
Also in Cocoa Village currently exhibiting Carolyn Seiler & Friends Gallery, “Bobbie’s on Parkside” Boutique & “Shoetique” Roses Rose Florist, & Coconuts On The Beach.

In the past I have exhibited in the “Cape Canaveral Exploration Tower” March 2015. The Cape Canaveral Library & The Cocoa Beach Library. I usually show at the Cocoa Village Art & Craft Festivals as well.

Artist Statement

I paint on metal with acrylic paints and use cocoa beach sand in the paint. Starfish & Shells coupled with magnets then stick to the metal giving the viewer control to create there own art. I also paint space and garden landscapes with movable magnet pieces. I am in the process of painting a series of fan corals with shaped images incorporated in the coral. Copy Right of the images are in the works. I also paint and donate 100% American Flags with a signature design element canvas in various sizes and donate 100%. The latest is a mural in Cocoa Village on the outside entrance wall of "Noah's Ark Repair Service" 50% of all proceeds on my prints are donated to "Defenders of Freedom" program in Texas.

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